Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for January 12, 2021:

2nd calendar week, 12th day of the year

353 days until the end of the year


Zodiac sign: Capricorn

Name day: Hilda, Marguerite, Tatiana



2018 - For the first time in the history of the conservative Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, women are allowed to attend a public soccer game in the stadium.

2016 - A suicide attack by the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) kills twelve people, all of them Germans, in the historic center of Istanbul.

2011 - A lottery player from Stuttgart achieves a record jackpot of eleven million euros in “Spiel 77”.

According to the Staatliche Toto-Lotto GmbH Baden-Württemberg, this is the highest single win in German lottery history for the "Game 77".


2006 - At least 362 pilgrims are trampled to death on the Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The mass panic arises when pilgrims stumble on the Jamarat Bridge in Mena.

1991 - More than 200,000 people demonstrated against the Gulf War throughout Germany at the largest peace rally since 1983.

1971 - The Hamburg freighter "Brandenburg" rams the wreck of the tanker "Texaco Caribbean", which sank the day before, in the English Channel and sinks.

20 of the 31 crew members die.

1966 - The "Starfighter Affair" reached its first climax when it was announced that a total of 26 F-104G fighter aircraft crashed in Germany in 1965.

1951 - The «Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide» comes into force.

It is one of the first human rights treaties of the United Nations and is primarily a consequence of the Holocaust. It was passed on December 9, 1948.

1916 - The Social Democrats under Friedrich Ebert expel Karl Liebknecht from the SPD parliamentary group.



1966 - Olivier Martinez (55), French actor ("Unfaithful", "The Medicus")

1956 - Ute Freudenberg (65), German singer (song "Jugendliebe")

1951 - Kirstie Alley (70), American actress ("Look who's talking")

1951 - Tevfik Baser (70), Turkish-German film director ("40 qm Germany")

1946 - George Duke, American pianist, composer and synthesizer pioneer, collaboration with Frank Zappa, numerous film scores, died 2013


2016 - Ruth Leuwerik, German actress (“The Trapp Family”, “Royal Highness”, “Beloved Life”), born in 1924

1991 - André Kaminski, Swiss writer (“Next year in Jerusalem”), born in 1923

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